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Brain problem + headache ---> 2 configs which is the best one

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May 24, 2010 8:54:46 PM

hi !

I've been pondering that in any given details :pt1cable:  ...for almost a month now I've been reading all kind of benchies here and there. Here is the deal those 2 configs (50 Euros of difference between these 2) ! Let's start with the first one:

-Intel Core i5 750
Gigabyte P55A-UD3-USB3
4 Go DDR3 PC12800 1600 Mhz Gskill F3-12800CL8D-4GBRM
nVidia Geforce 250 GTS 1 Go
Cooler Master 700 W SILENT PRO M700
Antec Six Hundred

And the second :

-AMD Phenom™ II X6 1055T
Gigabyte GA-890GPA-UD3H
4 Go G.Skill DIMM DDR3
ATI Radeon HD 5770
Cooler Master Silent Pro 500 Watts
Antec Three Hundred

USE: first of all VMWARE machines /Encoding/Streaming/OC4sure/Games-eventually :sarcastic: 

BIG THANKS for your time on that matter becoz that's driving me nuts !!!!


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May 24, 2010 9:02:29 PM

I would go for the Phenom because it is more powerfull than the i5 720 if not equivalent.
May 24, 2010 9:09:49 PM

Computerrock1 said:
I would go for the Phenom because it is more powerfull than the i5 750 if not equivalent.

Not always true because the i5 750 is stronger in single trended apps while the X6 is better in 6 core threaten apps.
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May 24, 2010 9:09:50 PM

The phenom is DEFINETLY not equivalent to the i5 in terms of gaming. Also, the i5 has 8 threads in total. However, the 5770 is definetly better than the GT 250. Its a hard decision, but I would go with the second choice. The Phenom II should be able to keep up with your applications easily and you won't lose too many FPS in games. And the 5770 is definetly a plus!
May 24, 2010 9:10:19 PM

I was thinking this too the first time but then I read right here on this board that once overcloked i5 is a killer !!! plus do you think that 500 Watts will be enough ?
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May 24, 2010 9:12:52 PM

If the encoding and other CPU intensive tasks of yours support more than 4 cores then Phenom II all the way.

Your gaming performance with just a 5770 will be virtually the same (especially after you OC) on both systems (on most games).

Overclocked i5s do offer killer performance. However, for gaming the 5770 is going to be the bottleneck here, overclocked or not. Also, the i5's OC headroom isn't quite enough to make up for the 1050T's 50% increase in cores, in multi-threaded apps.
May 24, 2010 9:14:12 PM

cedment said:
I was thinking this too the first time but then I read right here on this board that once overcloked i5 is a killer !!! plus do you think that 500 Watts will be enough ?


Yes, it will be enough. Just barely though, but it will be enough. Minimum requirements for 5770 is 450 watts.
May 24, 2010 9:27:16 PM

Damn !!! thank you guys 4 for helping me to sort this out additional elements both of these motherboards support raid 0, 1 0+1, 5 then I plan to add a 1 SSD drive (a small one money wise) and 1 velociraptor ..... :-)
May 24, 2010 9:30:03 PM

cowgod2007 said:
The phenom is DEFINETLY not equivalent to the i5 in terms of gaming. Also, the i5 has 8 threads in total

No that's the i7.
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May 24, 2010 9:30:05 PM

Haha, thank you userremoved.
May 24, 2010 9:32:55 PM

Userremoved said:
No that's the i7.


Oh my god...I had a brain fart there. Forgot the i5 didn't have hyper-threading.
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May 24, 2010 9:34:16 PM

Its all good... We helped this guy make a decision.
May 24, 2010 9:39:23 PM

It's fun to know that I helped somebody today.
May 25, 2010 12:13:26 AM

Raidur said:
If the encoding and other CPU intensive tasks of yours support more than 4 cores then Phenom II all the way.

Your gaming performance with just a 5770 will be virtually the same (especially after you OC) on both systems (on most games).

Overclocked i5s do offer killer performance. However, for gaming the 5770 is going to be the bottleneck here, overclocked or not. Also, the i5's OC headroom isn't quite enough to make up for the 1050T's 50% increase in cores, in multi-threaded apps.


What if he had, oh let's say, a 5850 instead? Would it matter then which one he chose or would they both offer the same performance?
May 25, 2010 11:56:37 AM

Good point :ouch:  that didn't cross my mind !!!!
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